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UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA online

With MBA@UNC, you’ll develop an approach to leadership that reflects your values, amplifies your strengths, and positions you for success.

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About the program

  • No compromises: You don’t have to choose between a top-ranked MBA, tailored career support, and the flexibility to keep working.
  • Powerful global network: You’ll be connected to 42,000+ business school alumni who can support you at every stage of your career.
  • GMAT/GRE waivers: No scores required if you have at least five years of full-time professional experience. Less experienced applicants can apply for waivers.

About UNC Kenan-Flagler

UNC-Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School is a community of driven leaders. Guided by core values of impact, innovation, integrity, and inclusion, the Tar Heel community is driven to succeed — and driven to make a difference for those around them. UNC Kenan-Flagler is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Curriculum

Here’s what you can expect from UNC’s well-known, time-tested online MBA program, designed by some of the sharpest business minds in the world:

  • Holistic leadership focus: Develop your executive presence and learn how to become a more strategic, inclusive, and influential leader.
  • Electives and concentrations: Tailor your education to support your career interests — choose from 36+ electives and six concentration options.
  • STEM-designated degree: Prepare to make strategic, analytical decisions — a critical competency in today’s data-driven workplaces.
  • Faculty expertise: Learn from top UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty, who have a wealth of experience teaching in an online learning environment.

Admissions

Your application is an opportunity to demonstrate your potential to succeed in the program and contribute to UNC Kenan-Flagler’s collaborative community.

To be admitted, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least two years of professional experience. You’ll need to submit an online application and include the following:

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

  • Two professional letters of recommendation, preferably from supervisors

  • Current business resume, with any relevant professional experience

  • Two essays with the option to include a third

  • GMAT/GRE scores (waivers and exemptions available)

In-person Summits

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As a learner, you’ll have the opportunity to attend in-person Summits — immersive experiences held in cities around the world and on campus in Chapel Hill. These events will expose you to new perspectives on today’s most pressing business challenges and strengthen your relationships with classmates and professors.

In addition to Summits, you’ll also have the option to participate in a range of other global, experiential learning opportunities. Make the most out of your MBA@UNC experience by studying abroad, pursuing real-world consulting projects for Fortune 100 companies, and taking courses from other UNC-Chapel Hill schools.

Frequently asked questions

The length of an MBA program depends on many factors, including the number of credits and whether you attend full time or part time. UNC’s online MBA program can be completed in as few as 18 months or as many as 36. Learners who take two courses per quarter will finish in 24 months.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School offers a portfolio of degree formats, both online and on campus. This range of options enables more learners — each with unique backgrounds, objectives, and scheduling requirements — to access a high-quality education. Each program has its own application process and admissions requirements. However, whichever program you choose to pursue — online, full time, evening, or weekend — you’ll receive the same MBA degree, taught by top UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty.

UNC Kenan-Flagler seeks learners whose academic background, professional experience, and leadership abilities meet their rigorous demands. MBA@UNC applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of professional work experience. 

Testing requirements for MBA programs vary, but UNC Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA program requires GMAT/GRE scores for applicants with fewer than five years of professional full-time work experience. However, the Admissions Committee will consider GMAT waiver requests on a case-by-case basis.

What makes the UNC Kenan-Flagler online MBA unique is a no-compromise approach to preparing leaders. You don’t have to choose between quality, location, and support. From day one, you’ll learn from world-class UNC faculty; experience UNC Kenan-Flagler’s rigorous, leadership-focused curriculum; and join a community driven to succeed, innovate, and inspire. MBA@UNC blends online flexibility with in-person networking and personalized learning.

MBA@UNC offers more than 36 electives, allowing you to customize your experience and focus on the areas and skills you want to strengthen. If you want to specialize in a particular business area, you can choose from six concentrations: Data Analytics and Decision Making; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Management and Leadership; Marketing; and Strategy and Consulting.

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